When Dolphin released an alpha version of their GameCube/Wii emulator for Android some time ago, it was an awesome feat for sure. What it wasn’t was very practical. This was mainly due to hardware constraints and but let’s face it, we’ve come a long way since then. While an Android smartphone or tablet probably isn’t the most convenient way to revisit beloved Nintendo titles from your past, an Android TV set top box on your 50-inch flat screen sounds like a much better fit.
Giving us a look at the progress they’ve made since initially launching on Android many moons ago, the folks at Dolphin are now showing us how smooth their emulator runs on the NVIDIA Shield Android TV and its Tegra X1 processor. Of course bugs are to be expected and a few games are looking damn near flawless to us, that’s not always the case. If the Android TV’s current lineup of Android-based video games weren’t enough to get you to pull the trigger on a NVIDIA Shield purchase, maybe having a few GameCube titles will. You can check out the video down below.